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What is Diwali, without bursting a few firecrackers and putting up a spectacular fireworks display? It is evident from history, that the celebration of Diwali was always accompanied by diyas or festival lights and firecrackers. But one should also make sure to ensure safety before fun. Any careless use might lead to a severe burn or injury to the person bursting them or to the crowd enjoying them. There are certain safety precautions and measures you could follow while enjoying with your crackers and fireworks.

The Invention or Origin of Fireworks

The accidental discovery of how fireworks were developed begins from Medieval China. The Tang Dynasty of that times were known to celebrate their festivals using fireworks. It is said that a Chinese religious person of the name Li Tan was the first maker of fireworks. He threw a piece of bamboo stuffed with gunpowder into the fire. The gunpowder reacted with the bamboo to create an explosion. That was how the Chinese started making fireworks. Later the idea passed into Europe and further into the world. A much lesser known fact about fireworks is that Patent Filing of fireworks can be done if a person or an organization wish to keep it authorized under their name.

The color fireworks were developed during the Italian Resurgence. This was done by mixing charcoal, steel, etc to the fire to produce tints of orange and yellow. Different colors were made by adding different metals which when heated emitted radiations of different wavelengths that gave off light. The fireworks are mainly made by twining two fuses together and by incorporating gunpowder inside the fireworks within compartments.

How the Fireworks Mechanism Works?

For bombarding the firework into the air, a set of two chain reactions are used. First, the firework is loaded into a canon. The bottom of the firework comprises of gunpowder fitted into a separate portion which when lighted, gets ignited. An outer shell that is made up of paper or plastic enclosing the powder shoots up into the air along with explosives known as the stars. This is seen as the fireworks in the sky. A particular fuse inside the firework is used to delay its ignition and ignites the stars and the powder later.

Can Fireworks be Patented?

Even Though you cannot copyright a firework display and can only get the video or photo of the same patented, you can always patent a firework. Patent Filing of the fireworks can be done for sure if you wish to safeguard the chemical invention behind it from being infringed or copied to create the same fireworks. There are various firework patents that have been recorded in history.

Some examples of important fireworks patents include : -

  • One of the first patents, U.S. Patent No. 638,416, that came into being in 1899, is named under the Toy Fireworks.
  • The firework issues in 1930 entitled to Gioiosa Joseph was for small fireworks displays by clasping the firework into a fixed object while bombarding into the sky.
  • US6116553 Display Stand Fireworks Patent was based on the display stand that can be transported to the sites where fireworks are to be displayed in a more packed form, so that it can be unfolded, assembled, etc. when needed to place the fireworks in a heightened position. This enables a more spectacular view to the spectators and ensures the longtime burning of gunpowder as the remains fall off more freely.
  • The U.S Patent 5627338, named ‘ Fireworks Projectile Having Distinct Shell Configuration’ that is for a patent pertaining to the projectile motion which follows an accurate and predictable path after being launched is another one of the patents owned by this animation company.
  • U.S. Patent 5440990 which is based on an ‘Electronic Time Fuze’ that is used for initiating and controlling an explosion and also the patent on ‘Precision Fireworks Display System’ with decreased impact on environment that promotes harmless scattering of the afterburn of the fireworks etc are some patents coming under the name of the famous animation company Walt Disney.
  • US20180106580 Pyro Cube Fireworks Patent is for blasting multiple fireworks by using single or multiple fuses and several fireworks launch tubes, to create a more brilliant fireworks display when compared to blasting a single firework. The patent issued proves this to be a safer method of shooting fireworks.
  • US20030070572 is a patent issued for safely discharging fireworks into the sky by holding it with a fireworks holding device.


As you have seen, these are some examples of patents issued by various companies and individuals legalizing their authority over the fireworks invented by them. Patent Filing for fireworks is now made easier with online patent filing platforms and services. Make sure that while you light up your Diwali with crackers and fireworks, you also ensure the safety of your surroundings, bystanders and the environment as well. Get your fireworks patented now and enjoy your Diwali fireworks to the fullest!

 

Deepavali Rangoli

Rangoli, also known as Kolam, is a traditional art form of India, which precedes the ancient arts of sculpture and painting. The term “Rangoli” is derived from the Sanskrit word, “Rangavalli”. In this art, patterns are created on the floor of living rooms and in courtyards using materials like coloured rice or sand, red brick powder or dry flour. Floral Rangolis are created using flowers and their petals. Chemical colours are the latest addition for creating these patterns.

It is believed to have originated from the Indian state of Maharashtra and later spread all over the country. Elaborate rangoli patterns and designs are an integral part of all religious rituals. They are usually drawn during Indian festivals like Onam, Pongal, Diwali and other festivals.

Underlying Philosophy

Generally Rangolis are a symbol of welcome to the Hindu Gods, It is believed that Gods enter places where rangolis are drawn. Though they add to the aesthetics, they are mainly believed to bring in prosperity and luck. Alternatively, it is also believed that a rangoli guards the house and prevents evil spirits from entering in.

Rangolis have been an art form exclusively for women throughout the ages. They are elaborately drawn on special events like festivals, marriages, auspicious functions and other celebrations.

The two main purposes of creating Rangolis are to invoke spirituality or auspiciousness and to create beautiful aesthetics. Even the designs of Rangoli are not merely superficial and have a deep meaning. A curved line brings about a better effect of beauty than a straight geometrical pattern.

History of Rangoli in Tamil Nadu

It is believed in Tamil Nadu that Lady Andal the staunch devotee of Lord Thirumal, married the Lord in the Tamil month of Marghazhi (December 15 – January 15). So during this month, it is a tradition for unmarried girls to rise before dawn break and create rangolis to welcome the Lord into the house. The art form was developed in the South during the reign of Chola kings. The designs are usually based on nature but sometimes they are also in the form of an abstract art.

There are instances in Hindu mythology where this art form is mentioned. In the Ramayana, it is mentioned that the wedding pavilion of Ram and Sita was decorated with Rangoli patterns.

Canvas for Rangoli/Where it is drawn?

It is usually drawn as elaborate and intricate patterns with a plethora of colours at the entrance of a house in the outer courtyard. It is a symbol of welcome to the Goddess Lakshmi, thereby bringing wealth, prosperity and happiness into the home.

Symbolic Representation

It is believed that the negativity that hangs in the air around a house gets entangled in the complex patterns of a rangoli. They ward off evils and prevent them from entering the house. This is the main reason for complicated and intricate designs. Rangolis also serve as an inspiration for positive thinking to help us lead a prosperous life.

Designs

Rangoli

The designs are numerous and vary from simple geometrical patterns, flowers or petals to highly complex deity impressions. There is no restriction on the size of a rangoli and it can vary anywhere from the size of a doormat to cover the entire room. Rangolis can also be drawn together by a large number of people. In ancient India, Rangoli was a family tradition and it was a way to bring for the whole family to spend time together. Whatever be the size of the design, Indian festivals like Diwali and Pongal are incomplete without a Rangoli. Also the patterns vary to reflect the traditions, practices and folklore unique to each area of India.

One important thumb rule of a rangoli design is that the entire pattern should be drawn in one stroke as an unbroken line. This is because it is believed that evil spirits can enter the house through gaps in the pattern.

Rangoli Artists/Who creates Rangolis?

Traditionally women create the Rangoli patterns at home. It is a freeform art and doesn’t require the help of geometrical devices like a ruler, thread, paint brush and so on. Women use only their fingers and rice powder, coloured chalk or crushed lime powder to create enchanting patterns. Rangolis are embellished with flowers, beads, grains or pulses. When done with expertise, Rangolis surpass the beauty of a spectacular painting.

The rangoli powder is a specially made coarse powder that flows freely. A pinch of this powder is taken between the index finger and thumb. The powder is slowly released as the hand moves to create the desired pattern.

Preparation for the Rangoli

The place where the Rangoli is to be created is cleaned thoroughly. It was a traditional practice to sweep and sprinkle cow dung on every doorstep. Once it dried, Rangolis were drawn on it. Today, Rangolis are drawn after the place is swept and sprinkled with water. Once the place is ready, the design is decided. Specific points are placed with the powder on the floor. Then these points are joined together to create the particular design.

Traditional Beliefs Behind Rangolis

Traditionally rangolis were created only using rice flour. The main reason for this is the principle, “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”, in “Sanatana Dharma”, which means “the whole world is one big family”. This is based on the value of “Live and Let Live”. The reason why our ancestors used rice flour was to provide food for ants, insects, worms, birds and other living beings that live in the soil.

The designs are passed from one generation to the next. This helped in preserving both the art form and the tradition.

Rangoli is created in different states of India with different names:

Tamil Nadu                     -           Kolam

Karnataka                        -           Rangoli

Kerala                                -           Golam, Kolam, Kalam

Andhra Pradesh            -           Muggu

Chattisgarh                     -           Chaookpurna

Uttar Pradesh                -           Chowk Pujan

Bihar                                  -           Aripana

West Bengal                   -           Alpana

Rangoli Powder

Rangoli powder

Traditionally rice flour was used as Rangoli powder. But now it is made by pounding a lustrous and breakable mineral (Shirgola) into a coarse powder. It is also made by burning the husks of rice to obtain a white ash that is used as Rangoli powder. This method is followed in the Konkan region that comprises parts of Maharashtra and Goa.

It is advisable to use eco-friendly colours that don’t harm your skin as well as the tiny guests who feast on your beautiful artwork.

Practice this traditional art form of India and welcome prosperity and good luck into your homes.

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For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the country will get public holidays on Holi, Diwali and Easter after its parliament on Tuesday adopted a resolution to this effect.

The resolution, which was moved by lawmaker Dr.Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, was adopted by the National Assembly to take steps to declare the festivals as holidays for minorities.

According to The Tribune, the Pakistan government has agreed to accept the resolution.

No one really objected to the resolution, reported Dawn.

State Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Aminul Hasnat Shah said that the Interior Ministry has already given permission to heads of federal organisations, departments, and institutions to grant leave to minorities on their religious festivals.

While the Federal Minister for Laws and Justice Pervaiz Rashid said that the number of holidays in Pakistan are more than any other country, he didn't object to the resolution either.

The minister also said that all Pakistanis equally share each others joy and sorrow and there is no discrimination on the basis of religion and faith. "Every citizen is enjoying religious freedom," he said.

1 aaj se aap ke yaha...dhan... ki barsat ho, maa laxmi ka... vas... ho, sankatto ka.... nash... ho har dil par aapka... raj... ho, unnati ka sar par... taj... ho ghar me shanti ka.... vas... ho * HAPPY DIWALI *
2 wishing u a wonderful, super-duper, zabardast, xtra-badhiya, xtra special ekdum mast n dhinchak, bole to ekdum Jhakaas "HAPPY DiWALi"
3 Sri ram ji aapke ghar sukh ki barsat karen, Dukhon ka naas karen. Prem ki phuljhari wa anar aapke ghar ko roshan kare. Roshni ke diye aapki jingagi me khusiya layen. Happy deepawali
4 Khushian ho overflow,masti kabhi na ho low,dosti ka surur chaya rahe,dhan aur shorat ki ho bauchar, aisa aaye aapke liye DIWALI KA TYOHAR
5 Is diwali pe humari dua hai ki apka har sapnna pura ho, duniya ke unche mukam apke ho, shoharat ki bulandiyon par naam apka ho! Wish u a very Happy Diwali!
6 With gleam of Diyas And the Echo of the Chants May Happiness and Contentment Fill Your life Wishing you a very happy and prosperous Diwali!!
7 With my 1 heart 2 eyes 7 liter blood 206 bones 4.5 million red cells 60 trillion D N A"S... All wishing you a very very HAPPY DIWALI!
8 Diwali, Gul ne gulshan se gulfam bheja hai, sitaro ne gagan se salam bheja hai, Mubarak ho apko ye "DIWALI" Humne tahe dil se yeh paigam bheja hai.
9 Makki ki Roti, Nimbu ka Aachar, Suraj Ki Kirne, Khushiyo ki Bahar, Chand Ki Chandi, Apno ka Pyar, Mubarak Ho Aapko, DIWALI ka Tyohar
10 Safalta Kadam Chumti rahe, Khushi Aaspas ghumti rahe, Yash Itna faile ki KASTURI Sharma Jaye, Laxmi ki kripa itni ho ki BALAJI bhi dekhte rah jaye,
11 Aai aai Diwali aai, Saath me kitni Khushiya laayi, Dhoom machao, mauz manao, aap sabhi ko Diwali ki badhai. Happy Diwali

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